Picardy Chardonnay

$38.00 A BOTTLE

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WINEMAKING NOTES

In the winery approximately 40% of the Chardonnay is whole bunch pressed and the remainder is destemmed and then pressed. The juice is settled for 48 hours before being racked and the fermentation is then commenced in tank using two different yeast strains to give fruit complexity and texture. Shortly thereafter the wine is racked to a blend of new to four year old French oak barriques to complete fermentation. While in oak the wine undergoes malolactic fermentation. During this period they are lees stirred once per week. Each barrel is checked and topped up weekly.  After about 10 months in oak the wine is racked out of barrel to tank and then given a gentle filtration on its way to bottle.

FOOD PAIRING

Perfect with grilled marron or scallops, pasta and risotto. Ideal to enjoy with your favourite cheese platter!

TASTING NOTES

Yellow peach, mango, lemon pith and pink grapefruit.  This is the generous, rich and creamy Picardy style that we’ve come to know so well.  The 2015 has sass, vivacity, life and elegance all in a sip, the palate showing a phenolic edge that suggests the structure is bang on.  The flavours linger on the palate long after it’s been swallowed.  Only in its length are a plethora of other flavours revealed: struck match, almond meal, curry leaf and brine.  The spicy finish is toasty yet mouthwatering.